This talk by the New York Times bestselling co-author of Sprint, is a simple four-step system for improving focus, finding greater joy in your work, and getting more out of every day. It will shows how the exhaustion of constant busyness isn’t mandatory and that you can step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention. As a co-creator of Google Ventures’ renowned ‘design sprint‘, Jake has helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and his experience with John Zeratsky designing ubiquitous tech products like Gmail and YouTube, they’ve now packaged the most effective tactics as to how to optimise your energy and time into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days. Make Time is not a one-size-fits-all formula. Instead, it offers a customizable menu of bite-sized tips and strategies that can be tailored to individual habits and lifestyles. It isn’t about productivity, or checking off more to-dos. Nor does it propose unrealistic solutions like throwing out your smartphone or giving up social media. Making time isn’t about radically overhauling your lifestyle; it’s about making small shifts in your environment to liberate yourself from constant busyness and distraction. Read more.
Ryder Carroll the founder of the global phenomenon- the pen and ink Bullet Journal® organizational system- comes to the how to: Academy. Hundreds of thousands of fans use the system which combines elements of a wishlist, a to-do list, and a diary. It makes it easy to get thoughts out of your head and on to paper, to see them clearly and decide what to do about them. Then it helps you set up daily mini-goals on the path to accomplishing your long-term goals. Users rely on a Daily Log, Weekly Log, and Monthly Log to stay focused. But this is much more than about time management. In conversation with Hannah MacInnes Ryder will explain how this is also a manifesto for what he calls “intentional living“: making sure that your beliefs and actions align. Even if you already use a Bullet Journal, this conversation will give you new exercises to become more calm and focused, new insights on how to prioritize well, and a new awareness of the power of analog tools in a digital world. Read more.
For enthusiasts at all levels from beginners onwards , this evening event will provide the clues you need to cracking cryptic crosswords. Tim Moorey will explain the Ximenes rules and take you through the basics, after which – with the help of a wine break – you will divide into pairs to solve a puzzle of your own. In the words of Stephen Sondheim, ‘The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is you know there is a solution.’ Read more.
All of us have to do it – “say a few words” – at one time or another. Most of us are terrified by the thought of it. But don’t panic. This three-hour workshop will enable you to make fear of your audience a thing of the past. Does the prospect of addressing a roomful of people leave you weak with terror? Does your mouth dry up and your stomach turn over at the invitation to speak? Can you imagine a future in which you can stand up and speak to a crowd without feeling like a fool? Make your fear a thing of the past. This practical and interactive session is for people who want to appear confident and in control even when they are feeling the exact opposite. By exploring concepts of effective communication we will work on your presence and your content to ensure that you have command of your impact and come across as engaging, memorable, authoritative – and relaxed. Testimonials: “Bravo, bravo… How to Academy’s ‘be confident speaking in public’ was brilliant. Three hours packed with ideas and effective teaching skills. A superb teacher and a must for anyone nervous about speaking in public.”- Robin. “Edie is a brilliant trainer; enthusiastic, engaging and delivered great practical advice. 3 hours very well spent. The ‘How To Academy’ is a fantastic organization and I look forward to attend many more courses!” – Paddy “Many thanks, Edie. I found the evening so helpful. It was both enlightening and encouraging to discover that all the other participants said they found public speaking daunting, when, to me, they generally sounded so confident! And seeing the strong and immediate effect on impact when your techniques were followed was fascinating – you can’t get that out of a book! I am delighted that I attended your event. Thank you so much for your help. With best regards,” – Nina “Really enjoyed it. Practical, well-taught and entertaining – and I didn’t even think I needed help! Thanks so much for having me along.” – Rowland Read more.
This talk by leading communications expert Richard Newman will help you to increase your influence and impact whenever you give a presentation, sales pitch or speech. You will discover simple changes that transform your results, as proven by international scientific research. Whether you are an experienced speaker or just getting started you will learn new insights that help you gain the reactions and respect you deserve in your most important meetings. This is a lively and practical session, filled with activities that allow you to try out different techniques so that you can confidently put everything you learn into action. Read more.